The 150 mm Challenge and The Measured Making Exhibition

 Artist Blacksmith students at Hereford College of Arts were set a challenging project by lecturer Ambrose Burne to explore their creativity and the process of blacksmithing.  Students were given a piece of metal measuring 150mm x 20mm x 20mm and set the brief to explore what was possible using their technical expertise and creativity.  

The results were exciting and students were encouraged to post their work on social media. This is where the real story began. Forged metal designers from around the world started to join in, making artefacts within the same constraints as the students and sharing images of their work. The exhibition displays a constellation of over 200 forged metal pieces from 18 different countries.

150mm - Art Work by Max Anderson ( Canada ) Photo credit Oliver Cameron Swann (2)_0.jpg
150mm - Art Work
by Max Anderson ( Canada )
Photo Oliver Cameron Swann 

  • Belgium

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Mexico

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Russia

  • Switzerland

  • Ukraine

  • United Kingdom

  • United States of America

This challenge is a celebration of the art of forging, of exploring what is possible in the medium of metal. Be the first to see this extraordinary and beautiful exhibition at our festival before it goes on to tour the world. These pieces will be on show at the Measured Making Exhibition in in our pop-up gallery in Maylord Shopping Centre, Gomond Street  from 5th - 14th April 2019. You can also follow #150mmchallenge on Instagram to see how the challenge develops.  


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